Popeyes' big changes fail to perk up sales

Popeyes' big changes fail to perk up sales

ATLANTA Popeyes parent AFC Enterprises Inc. said it expects global same-store sales to fall between 1 percent and 3 percent in 2009, following a dip of 1.7 percent in 2008, despite major menu and marketing efforts to drive traffic.

The parent to the 1,922-unit quick-service chain spent much of last year introducing new products — the Big Deals sandwiches and wraps, Louisiana Travelers and Big Easy chicken bowls and sandwiches — as well as rebranding the chain

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